Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Laboratory (TALL)

Within Western's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the appointment of several dynamic linguistics researchers has created a research cluster that has focused and greatly expanded the Faculty's linguistics research program, while at the same time establishing a network of cross-Departmental collaborations and synergies. Linguistics is perhaps unique among the humanities in its numerous substantive links with disciplines in other Faculties: in the Social Sciences, with Anthropology, where the rest of the undergraduate linguistics program is, and Psychology, where there is long-term interest in psycholinguistics; in Health Sciences, with Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology; in the Faculty of Education; in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies; and in the Brain and Mind Institute, an interdisciplinary research team with a focus on cognitive neuroscience. The linguistics researchers of UWO (faculty members and graduate students alike) are active in a number of innovative disciplinary initiatives and interdisciplinary projects, which they have brought together at the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Laboratory (TALL, formerly GReLTA, Groupe de Recherches en Linguistique Théorique et Appliquée).

The TALL laboratory provides the electronic and technical infrastructure essential to the pursuit of linguistics research in linguistics analysis, data collection and online data retrieval and research collaboration, while providing an excellent environment to foster the development of transferable technical skills.